Beha'alot'cha: Chapter 27

The Holy Name of eleven letters


Rabbi Shimon tells us about the eleven letters in the Hebrew sentence, "Heal her now, El, I pray You," and says that Moses prayed such a short prayer so as not to burden God too much with his own family concerns. God wished for the glory of Moses because He always prefers the honor of the Just to His own honor. We are reminded that in the World to Come God will avenge the humiliation that was inflicted on the children of Yisrael, and he will make Yisrael happy with the gladness of Zion.